The Crayford Town Archive was established in 2005 with the help of a Heritage lottery grant from "Awards for All". Spurred on by these words from a local historian "if its not collected now it may soon be lost forever" our founder and chairman Dyanne Jarrett took up the challenge. Once the equipment was bought and a software package from 'Commanet' was installed we started collecting. Unfortunately the 'Commanet' web site folded after a couple of years leaving us adrift without a platform to show any collected items on, however we carried on. To date we have 90 donors and in excess of a thousand images all held electronically on our database. We meet in Crayford Library on a Monday afternoon between 2 and 4 O'clock and are always available to chat and answer queries, if we can.

We started taking our own photographs to show the modern Crayford as now things were changing quite significantly. We try to attend as many local events as we can in an effort to gather more and have hosted a local history fair in the new Crayford Community centre.


We meet in Crayford library every Monday between 2 & 4 o'clock. Except the third Monday of each month.

All are invited to look in and see what we are about. We have on display many images of the past and are happy to pass the time chatting over the history of the area. Of course as an archive we are always on the look out to collect new images and information to add to our database.

So next time you are in the vicinity why not drop in.

We also host the North West Kent Family History Society on the 4th Monday,

so if its family tree history you are after this could be of use to you.